Sundays at 9:15 & 11:00

For Better or For Worse Marriage Conference

Preparing for Marriage

A six-week course for those seriously dating or engaged to be married.

Sundays mornings at 11, beginning October 1

2005 E. Winchester Blvd, Collierville, TN

Marriage Defined

What does it mean to be married? What makes a successful marriage?

Contrary to popular belief, love is not what holds a marriage together. While love is certainly an important part of every marriage, it takes more than an emotion to create a long lasting marriage.

Over the course of six weeks, we’ll unpack 5 of the most important aspects of a healthy marriage.

1. Values and Convictions

2. Healthy Communication

3. Finances & Budgeting

4. Love & War: Sex & Conflict Resolution

5. Community and Relationships

Why should I come?

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Free Marriage License

If you live in Shelby County (TN), you receive a 60% discount on your marriage license by taking part in 4 weeks of premarital counseling. Additionally, Central Church will write you and your fiancé a check for the remaining balance of the license if you complete all six weeks of this course.

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Learn What You SHOULD Do

Successful marriages require hard work. In many ways, marriage is a practice in the art of sacrifice and compromise. Learn healthy practices for what you SHOULD do in a healthy marriage.

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Learn What NOT to Do

Just as there are things you should do, there are many things a husband and wife should not do. In America, the average marriage prior to divorce is eight years. Learn what to avoid, what not to say and do, and how to avoid common pitfalls.


*U.S. Census Bureau. Number, Timing, and Duration of Marriages and Divorces.

Meet Your Teachers

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Greg & Brianna Sukert

I am the co-founder of Anchored North, an evangelistic ministry reaching millions with captivating, honest, and shareable videos that explore humanity’s greatest need: redemption through Jesus. In addition to Anchored North, I serve as the Pastor of Evangelism and Equipping at Central Church.

I am so thankful to God for my salvation, my cherished wife, and the privilege to steward the gospel.Briana and I have been married for 5 years, and we are so excited to partner with you as you seek out God’s will for your future together.


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Mark & Karen Whitby

After many years in a career dealing with conflict management, I am happy to have retired and serve the Lord in new ways. I serve on the Board of Directors for Calvary Rescue Mission and am thankful for the long relationship between Central and Calvary. After 50 years of marriage, my wife and I both enjoy encouraging others to seek the will of the Lord for their life and have found both Bible classes and small groups to be a wonderful way to see lives changed.



Have questions? We have answers!

When and where is the Preparing for Marriage class?

The Class will take place on Sunday mornings at Central Church in room XXXXXXX.

Classes begin October 1.

How much does this course cost?

The course is completely free. We do have recommended reading that we encourage you and your spouse to read, but it is not a requirement for the course.

Do I need to be a member of Central to attend?

Not at all! Everyone is welcome to attend this class.

Where do I park?

We have signs for parking throughout our campus. The best place to park for this class would be in our family parking area (you can still park there, even if you don’t have kids).

Is there childcare?

Yes! We have classes and childcare from birth to 12th grade. If you’re new to Central, please arrive 10-15 minutes early to go through our child checkin process. This is to ensure the safety of all the kids in our care.

What type of church is Central?

Central Church is a non-denominational church in Collierville, TN. To find out more about our beliefs and values, check out the Who Are We? page.

We can’t wait to see you!

If you have any questions about this class, please email info@centralchurch.com.